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R 3 995 per adult for 23 - 27 Feb 2020

4-Day Orange River Rafting

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This 4-Day Orange River Rafting Adventure is suitable for the whole family. Experience the Richtersveld on an inflatable raft and use the Orange River as the mode of transport.

Explore the only mountain desert in South Africa and let our experienced guides lead you through one of the most striking landscapes South Africa has to offer.  The perfect outdoor getaway with fun-filled rapids, hiking and discovering the stark beauty of the Richtersveld desert.  Sleep under the stars or in a tent.

The 4-Day Orange River Rafting Adventure will take you from our base camp through the Nababeep Community and Richtersveld Community Reserve. Over the next four days, you can expect to have spectacular mountain views, fast-flowing channels, and excellent bird life.


Time Frame: 3 nights and a half day on the river
Distance: 45-65 km (depending on the water level)
Tour Starts: 08h30 / 09h00 am on the morning of day two on route plan
Equipment: 2 man inflatable rafts, paddles, flotation devices, a cooler box for drinks and dry bags for personal possessions
Starts: The Growcery Camp
Ends: The Growcery Camp (Transfer back to our base camp from the take-out point)


What to Expect

The River is at level 1 – 3 in difficulty and is suitable for beginners. The Orange River is a pool drop river, which means after every rapid, there is always a pool.

The Richtersveld is home to goat herders trekking through the endless desert mountains. We don’t have designated campsites and the camp for the day depends on the progress made that day.

This 4-Day Orange River Rafting Adventure is an excellent combination of rafting, relaxing, hiking and exploring. It is not a race, but rather an outdoor expedition suitable for those with no experience. Our guides will be preparing meals on open fires and guide you safely down the Orange River.

4-Day Orange River Rafting Schedule

Day Activity Includes

Day 1

Meet at The Growcery Camp Camping and dinner

Day 2,3,4

Orange River Rafting Camping, breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 

Return to The Growcery Camp Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Suggested Packing List (Items available at Outdoor Warehouse)

  • Sleeping bag, roll mat/ blow-up mattress, torch/ headlamp, matches
  • Camera, small dry-bag for camera & snacks
  • Sunglasses (with safety strap), lip balm, hat, sunscreen
  • Water bottle, six bin liners
  • T-Shirts, Khikoi, shorts, water shoes, a sweater, long pants, a second skin
  • Swimsuit, towel, hiking boots
  • Tent, umbrella, camping chairs, cycling gloves for paddling
  • Own drinks (no glass allowed), Rehydrate sachets
  • Personal medical kit, insect repellent, insect bite ointment, toiletries
  • Biodegradable soap, toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Cash (No card facilities at base camp)
  • A good sense of humour as our complaint office is in the centre of the river


4-Day Orange River Rafting Border Procedures

NB: No client will be allowed on this trail without a Valid Passport or Unabridged Birth Certificates for minors

  • Stamp out of South Africa at the Vioolsdrift border post
  • Proceed to Namibian Customs with your exit stamp of SA
  • Enter Namibia and receive your entry stamp in Namibia
  • Do not pay any road taxes for Namibia as your vehicles should not enter the country, but only the border post
  • Return to South Africa and confirm with the gates that you are on a river rafting trip
  • Please do not re-stamp your passport when returning at this border post


2020 Scheduled Departures



The following dates are available to book during 2020:

March 2020
  • 22 – 26 March 2020
  • 23 – 27 March 2020
  • 24 – 28 March 2020
  • 26 – 30 March 2020
  • 27 March – 01 April 2020
  • 29 March – 02 April 2020
April 2020
  • 9 – 13 April 2020
  • 17 – 21 April 2020
  • 24 – 28 April 2020
  • 27 April – 01 May 2020
  • 29 April – 03 May 2020
May 2020
  • 1 – 5 May 2020
  • 14 – 18 May 2020
June 2020
  • 13 – 17 June 2020
July 2020
  • 1 – 5 July 2020
  • 8 – 12 July 2020
August 2020
  • 15 – 19 August 2020
  • 22 – 26 August 2020
September 2020
  • 19 – 23 September 2020
  • 20 – 24 September 2020
  • 25 – 29 September 2020
  • 30 Sept – 04 October 2020
October 2020
  • 17 – 21 October 2020
November 2020
  • 2 – 6 November 2020
  • 11 – 15 November 2020
  • 16 – 20 November 2020
  • 27 Nov – 01 Dec 2020
December 2020
  • 1 – 5 December 2020
  • 4 – 8 December 2020
  • 16 – 20 December 2020
  • 18 – 22 December 2020
  • 27 -31 December 2020
  • 29 Dec – 02 Jan 2021

For a custom date booking, please enquire.

How to book a private departure:

  1. The minimum amount of people to secure your private trail is 24 pax.
  2. To secure your booking, a 30% deposit is payable to save the date for you and your family/friends.

Orange River Rafting Includes


  • Park fees and entrance fees
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner (as indicated)
  • Qualified river guides
  • Two man inflatable raft (Croc)
  • Paddles & flotation devices
  • 60L dry-bag (for personal belongings)
  • 45L Cooler box per boat
  • Transfer back to The Grocery Camp
Orange River Rafting Excludes


  • Transfers to starting point, The Growcery Camp
  • Ice can be purchased at base camp
  • Drinks with meals
  • Drinking water
  • Snacks
  • Camping equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Valid passport
Orange River Rafting Tour Information


DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery Camp - Vioolsdrift
Orange River Rafting Product Pricing


Save R 855

R3 995 per adult for 23 – 27 February 2020

4-Day Orange River Rafting Rates

Age 2020
Adults R 4 850
Children 16-17 R 4 150
Children 12-15 R 3 650
Children  5-11 R 3 350
Orange River Rafting Tour Schedule

Adventure SCHEDULE


Day 1

Growcery Base Camp – Vioolsdrift

We meet all our river paddlers at The Growcery Camp, no later than 5 pm on day 1. Please notify the camp of any late arrivals. This evening will be an introduction to your river crew and a final briefing on the adventure that awaits us. Our Dinner will be around open fires, and a freshly cooked meal is our signature on these rafting trails. Our evening is relaxed and a great time under the many stars of the Richtersveld. Dinner included.

Day 2,3,4

Orange River Rafting – Orange River

Our River adventure starts with a delicious breakfast this morning. Our guides will brief all our paddlers on how to pack their two-person inflatable rafts for the next four days of river rafting. We leave all our vehicles and mobile devices safely at base camp and start our adventure anything from 9:30 – 10: 30 this morning. The next few days will be along the banks of the Orange River. We explore the magnificent Richtersveld desert and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 5

Orange River – Growcery Camp

An early wake-up call we enjoy our last breakfast on the banks of the Orange River, before making our way to our collection point. All depends on the water levels on how long we will paddle before the take out. Please don’t make any fixed arrangements to depart earlier than 2 pm from our base camp. Our Take out times will vary from 08: 30 am – 12: 30 pm, this all depends on the water levels. This evening will be our last evening back at base camp, and we enjoy a hearty meal around our campfire this evening. Breakfast

DISCLAIMER: We reserve the right to cancel any activity due to weather or unsafe conditions. An alternative activity will be provided wherever possible.

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